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The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Scott MacDonald


The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama (Avant-Doc 2) is an international collection of in-depth, substantive interviews with moving-image artists working “avant-doc,” that is, making films that explore the territory between documentary and experimental cinema. The Sublimity of Document follows on MacDonald’s earlier Avant-Doc: Intersections of Documentary and Avant-Garde Cinema (Oxford, 2015), though the focus here is on filmmakers who are committed to document itself, willing to go anywhere on the planet (or within film archives or on the internet) to document what they believe we need ... More

Keywords: habitat diorama, Carl Akeley, American Museum of Natural History, cinema as diorama, filmmaker interviews, avant-doc, Sensory Ethnography Lab

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190052126
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190052126.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott MacDonald, author
Professor of Art History, Hamilton College